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Federal Administrative Research Sources: E-Rulemaking


Cornell ERulemkaing Initiative (CeRI)
The Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative brings together faculty and students from Computing and Information Science, Law, and the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. Working with the legal informatics professionals at LII, we consult with government agencies on, and engage in theoretical and applied research about, the technology and practice of e-rulemaking and related areas of e-government.
This U. of Penn Law School Program on Regulation website is dedicated to technological and institutional issues related to E-Rulemaking. It makes research papers, policy documents, conference materials, and key websites accessible to anyone who is interested in the use of information technology in the regulatory process.

Agency E-Rulemaking websites
This list of Federal agency web sites, gathered from Rule or Proposed Rule documents that appeared in the Federal Register, is presented as a guide to electronic rulemaking initiatives. Most of these sites offer the text of Proposed and Final Rules, along with other regulatory information, and some enable the public to comment online.



Federal Agency E-rulemaking

Federal agency regulation related electronic rulemaking initiatives.
This list includes agency listservs, electronic newsletters, RSS feed, and e-mail updating.

Federal Register 2.0 Prototype - Federal Register documents are organized and displayed in an easier to read format; various web tools and user aids are added to help people find material relevant to their interests. This XML edition of the Federal Register was built to make it easier for citizens and communities to understand the regulatory process and to participate in Government decision-making.

What is it?

E-rulemaking is the introduction of government agency digital technologies and social networking to the rulemaking process.

Established in October of 2002, eRulemaking is an E-GOV initiative that is committed to:

  • Increasing access to and participation in developing regulations and other related documents that can impact the public
  • Promoting more efficient and effective rulemaking through public involvement

E-rulemaking Projects

Regulation Room Regulation Room is designed and operated by the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative (CeRI) and hosted by the Legal Information Institute (LII). The site is a pilot project that provides an online environment for people and groups to learn about, discuss, and react to selected rules(regulations) proposed by federal agencies. It expands the types of public input available to agencies in the rulemaking process, while serving as a teaching and research platform.

Cynthia R. Farina, Mary J. Newhart, Claire Cardie & Dan Cosley, Rulemaking 2.0, 65 U. Miami L. Rev. 395 (2011). Excellent article describing the Regulation Room project.  CeRI established this project in association with the Department of Transportation to explore open-government initiatives for regulatory participation.
Source for information on the development of Federal regulations and other related documents issued by the U.S. government. Through this site, you can find, read and comment on regulatory issues that are important to you.